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Brasiliana: Wood Tile That Explores Periods of Brazilian History

10.23.15 | By
Brasiliana: Wood Tile That Explores Periods of Brazilian History

Surface designer Renata Rubim partnered with Oca Brasil on a series of wooden tiles that aim to revisit distinct periods of Brazilian design history: Tribal, Modernist, and Colonial. The Brasiliana collection tiles come in the traditional Portuguese tile size, measuring 20x20cm (7.87×7.87 inches), and are made of eucalipt or Valchromat in various color ways, each with their own personality.

Tribal

Tribal

The Tribal tiles, with their geometric, ethic feel, represent the time before Portuguese colonization when indigenous tribes where prevalent. Comes in three patterns.

Tribal

Tribal

Tribal

Tribal

Tribal

Tribal

Tribal

Tribal

Modernist

Modernist

The Modernist tiles boast abstract patterns that were inspired by the work of Burle Marx (Brazilian landscape architect), perfectly reflecting the Modernist movement.

Modernist

Modernist

Modernist

Modernist

Colonial

Colonial

The Colonial line looks at a time when the Portuguese influence set the tone for society. The collection is full of geometric and organic shapes made famous on traditional Portuguese tiles.

Colonial

Colonial

Colonial

Colonial

Colonial

Colonial

Colonial

Colonial

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.